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    • Hikaru Nakamura vs ChessPanda123 (7 games)

      Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura plays some blitz against an anonymous Grandmaster, likely a super grandmaster, from China with the username chesspanda123. I kibitz 7 blitz games with time control 3|0. The quality of the games is quite high as one migh... | Read More

    • 1742 to 2100 Blitz in 30 days!!! (progress break through)

      I was not planning to write a blog today, but I could not resist the urge because something incredible has been happening lately that requires a special blog: my blitz rating has skyrocketed! Let me start off background information. Around June, ... | Read More

    • The Cross Roads at Getting better at the game

      I have a choice whither to start to make chess a big part of my life or focus on other things that I have been neglecting.  I could do a little of both, however, I do not believe I will achieve what I would like to accomplish in chess if I go tha... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Oct 13, 2016
    • I could have been another Back_Yard_Professor

      Well maybe not nearly as popular, but I could have fallen into the same trap of making videos trying to teach people how to play chess when I have absolutely no idea what I am talking about.  If you don't know anything about the back yard profess... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Oct 9, 2016
    • RAR match vs. anshulcgm2

      Photo courtesy of Joseph Truelson. Anshul runs from the camera, as usual. Taken without his permission. Yesterday, as I went into live chess, I noticed that Anshul was in live chess! My record with him going into this match was decent, 39 wins, 2... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »